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  • n  a former empire consisting of Great Britain and all the territories under its control; reached its greatest extent at the end of World War I; it included the British Isles, British West Indies, Canada, British Guiana; British West Africa, British East Africa, India, Australia, New Zealand
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  • Adele is recognized by Queen Elizabeth II, given a Member of the Order of the British Empire honor
    Adele has added to her armload of various awards as Queen Elizabeth II named her a Member of the Order of the British Empire for her contributions to the music industry. read more
    June 16, 2013 -
  • Sport-Horner and Lawrie honoured in Queen's birthday list
    LONDON, June 14 (Reuters) - European Ryder Cup golfer Paul Lawrie and Red Bull's Formula One team principal Christian Horner were recognised by Britain's Queen Elizabeth in the monarch's birthday honours list on Friday. Scot Lawrie was awarded an OBE (Order of the British Empire) for the work his foundation does in encouraging youngsters to play golf. "It's a huge honour but there are an awful ...
    June 14, 2013 - Reuters via Yahoo! News
  • Atoning for the Sins of Empire
    The British Empire was built with violence. Its victims in Kenya are finally being acknowledged and compensated.
    June 12, 2013 - New York Times

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